Bayou Bluff Apartments/ Kingsley Apartments/ Rufus Mayfield (Owned by the same company)

1900 Roscoe J. Moore St.
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 436-5722
Fax: (337) 436-5723

  • Low income apartments that are part of the LCHA but with their own application process. Some disabled units may be available. (Individual based rent)
  • Must have some form of income
  • Must have 3 years of prior rental history, however, they will check previous homes that you have stayed if there is no or not enough rental history 
  • Applications taken at 404 Cedar Way, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Calcasieu Parish Housing Counseling Agency

2001 Moeling Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 721-4030     Ext: 5114
Website: http://www.cppj.net/housingcounseling
Email: dtate@cppj.net

  • HUD Approved Counseling Agency
  • Provide Homebuyer’s Educational Class (Free)
  • Provide Pre/Post One-on-One Counseling (Free)
  • Provide Financial/Credit Counseling (Free)
  • Provide services to: Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Beauregard and Jeff Davis
  • Must be a resident.
  • Must have a driver license and social security card
  • Family Daycare Food Program (Reimburse for home day care food) 
  • Call or E-mail to set up an appointment (dtate@cppj.net)

Calcasieu Parish Human Services Department/Continuum of Care Access Center

2001 Moeling Street
Lake, Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 721-4030

  • Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (Except holidays)
  • Apply for Social Security
  • SNAP Benefits
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Rental Assistance (Only if threatening eviction or have received eviction served by Marshall – Must call for an appointment & bring required documents)
  • Utility Assistance (Call for eligibility status)

CARC – Housing

4100 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70615

Phone: (337) 433-3620
Fax: (337) 439-1886
Website: http://www.carc.us

  • HUD housing for people with developmental disabilities and meets low income limits.
  • Currently has a waiting list.

Habitat for Humanity

3551 Avenue C
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70615

Phone: (337) 497-0129
Fax: (337) 497-0470
Website: http://www.hfhca.org

  • Build houses from the ground up and rehab of some houses.
  • Open enrollment regularly for those families willing to partner with Habitat and in need of simple, decent permanent housing. Call for information.
  • Serve 5 parish area: Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard, Jefferson Davis and Allen
  • Land donations welcomed.
  • Habitat ReStore, 3960 Gerstner Memorial Blvd (Hwy 14); (337) 540-7802; open Thurs. – Sat., 10 to 5; affordable building materials, furniture, household goods and appliances for sale; donations made at store or pickups can be arranged. Net proceeds returned to mission of shelter.
  • There are 3 programs:
    • 1st Program:
      • Affordable Houses
      • Can only building according to 30- 60 % of income
      • Selection is based on need and availability
      • Must pay back but there is no interest
    • 2nd Program:
      • Limited Income
      • Critical Home Repair
      • Must be repaid
    • 3rd Program:
      • Habitat ReStore, 3960 Gerstner Memorial Blvd (Hwy 14); (337) 540-7802; open Thurs. – Sat., 10 to 5;
      • Affordable building materials, furniture, household goods and appliances for sale; donations made at store or pickups can be arranged. Net proceeds returned to mission of shelter

Maison D’Amis (NAMI) – Independent Living

401 Gerdsen
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 437-7919
Website: http://www.lahousingsearch.org

  • Apartments for mentally ill persons who qualify. Currently has wait list.

Permanent Supportive Housing Program

Phone: (337) 497-0034
Fax: (337) 497-0229

  • Housing with case management assistance for a household in need of housing who has a member with a disability qualifying them for Medicaid services, earns less than 30% AMI and is in need of supportive services.

Project Build a Future

2306 3rd St.
Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601

Phone: (337) 439-7191
Website: http://www.projectbuildafuture.org
Email: info@projectbuildafuture.org

  • A non-profit corporation committed to building and selling quality, affordable housing.
  • Target area is north of Broad Street
  • Develops quality, affordable housing. And provides down payment assistance to make homes affordable.
  • Provides homebuyer counseling and financial literacy services, including assistance in rebuilding credit and reducing debt
  • If interested in purchasing a beautiful, new home call the office to obtain an application.
  • Must have a 20,000 annual income
  • For the bank loan you must have an appropriate credit score. (Varies from bank to bank)
  • Do not have to be a Calcasieu resident

The Road Home

Phone: (888) 762-3252
Website: http://www.road2La.org

  • Registered applicants may receive housing assistance or buyouts.

Volunteers of America Mental Health Housing Services

Phone: (337) 497-0034
Fax: (337) 497-0229

  • Housing available for mentally ill persons who qualify.